Giving birth to God

Sunday 15 August Feast of Mary, Mother of our Lord Isaiah 61.10 – 62.3 The Song of Mary Galatians 4.4-7 Luke 2.1-7   Giving birth to God                                               ©Suzanne Grimmett                                                               There is a tradition in the Church of making New Year’s resolutions on the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God. This … Read more

Listening to the many voices of God

St Andrew’s Anglican Church Indooroopilly ‘Listening to the many voices of God’: A Sermon offered by Lauren Martin Presentation of Christ at the Temple (January 30 and 31) Hebrews 2.14-18 Psalm  Malachi 3.1-4 Luke 2.22-40 What do the unnamed little boy who is the lead character in Roald Dahl’s Witches and Frodo in Lord of … Read more

Where were the Paparazzi?

A sermon offered by The Reverend Ann Edwards Christmas Eve 2020 Luke 2: 1-14 When English royal babies are born, an easel is placed outside the palace to announce the news. Buckingham Palace has locked, cast iron gates, it is guarded, and the reality is the royal child is likely not even inside. While clearly … Read more

The Sublimation of God

Sunday 20 December 2020 St Andrews Anglican Church  Luke 1: 26-38: The Sublimation of God  © Richard Fay I expect if I was a first century reader of Luke’s Gospel, I may likely burst into laughter at the absurdity of what I was reading. The words “greetings, favoured one! The Lord is with you” is … Read more

Quoth the Raven

SERMON  Sunday 18 October, 2020  Feast of St Luke, Evangelist and Martyr  Jeremiah 8.22 – 9.3  Psalm 145.10-18  2 Timothy 4.9-17a  Luke 10.1-9   Quoth the Raven ©Suzanne Grimmett  Is there no balm in Gilead?   Is there no physician there?  Why then has the health of my poor people   not been restored? Jeremiah 8.22  When … Read more

The light all around us

SERMON  Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple  Sunday 2 February  Malachi 3.1-4  Psalm 84  Hebrews 2.14-18  Luke 2.22-40  The light all around us © Suzanne Grimmett  The English poet William Blake told the story from his childhood of one  day when he was playing outside, seeing a tree filled with angels of … Read more

The grace of being “one of them”

SERMON  Feast of Christ the King  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Sunday 24 November  Jeremiah 23.1-6  Song of Zechariah  Colossians 1.11-20  Luke 23.33-43  The grace of being “one of them” ©Sue Grimmett  Why, just as we are about to step into that season of preparation and hopeful  expectation of God coming wrapped in the form … Read more

Encouragement

St Andrews –  Sermon: Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost: Ann Edwards Haggai 1:15b – 2.9  2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17  Luke 20: 27-40  Encouragement In Sunday School a few years back, my kids made rope out of wool. I had never  seen it done before, and it’s a really useful life skill, and an interesting science  … Read more

Make a nesting place

Sermon  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Feast of All Saints  Luke 6.20-31  Sunday 3 November  Make a nesting place ©Sue Grimmett  The lives of the official Saints can be daunting. Like a glossy magazine cover,  many of the narratives of these superhuman men and women have been  airbrushed to eliminate flaws but have also grown … Read more